Windows Fax and Scan: Preview or scan images as separate files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing' started by Ilene M, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Ilene M

    Ilene M Guest

    hello-
    I am trying to find out how to enable "Preview or scan images as separate
    files" for a new or existing scan profile.
    It is currently greyed out and reguardless of the options I choose, I cannot
    make that box available to check.

    Goal: scan several documents so that each document is scanned in as an
    individual pdf file.
    OS: Windows Vista Business edition
    Scanner: HP Officejet 6310 all-in-one with the latest drivers.
    Thanks!
     
    Ilene M, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. Might want to post more clearly what you are trying to do and what doesn't
    happen that you think should. Scanning to PDF is a function of your scanner,
    not WFS.
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Dec 5, 2007
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  3. Ilene M

    Ilene M Guest

    The customer is trying to scan several documents. She would like to save each
    document that is scanned as a separate file. According to Microsoft's
    documentation, all that needs to be done is to check the "Preview or scan
    images as separate files"
    This option is greyed out. How do I enable this option?
    Thank you!
    --
    Ilene M


     
    Ilene M, Dec 5, 2007
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  4. Read the Help files more closely. That option only exists for someone who
    has cropped their image and is trying to save individual pictures as
    separate files.
    WFS cannot create PDF files. The functions you need would be supplied by
    your scanner, not WFS.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Dec 6, 2007
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  5. Ilene M

    Ilene M Guest

    Please forget I mentioned PDF format. That can be converted at a later time
    nor is it pertinent to the inital problem of not being able to save several
    scanned documents individually.
    So this product will only scan multiple pages and save them as one file. It
    does not give you the choice of saving each scanned page as its own file.
    That is a shame. If you can do it with pictures, why not documents? That
    question needs no answer but would be a good enhancement to the product.
    Thank you for your condescending but somewhat informative answers.

    --
    Ilene M


     
    Ilene M, Dec 6, 2007
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  6. This "product" was never meant to replace the functions that any scanner
    software provides.
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Dec 7, 2007
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    ajmckenn Guest

     
    ajmckenn, Jan 21, 2008
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    Philip Guest

    I am having the same problem. I crop the scan area to a particular picture
    and the checkbox doesn't get enabled. Thus, I can't select multiple areas of
    the scan area to have it create separate files for each area.

    If this worked (instead of just teasing) it would be invaluable.
     
    Philip, Feb 16, 2008
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  9. Ilene M

    hazymat Guest

    Russ Valentin

    Your reponses to this query have left a bitter taste in my mouth. S
    much so that I simply had to register for this forum to post a rebuttal

    There's one thing I can't stand more than people who are rude an
    condescending, and that is people who are rude, condescending, and can'
    read the question properly

    Ilene's initial post was CRYSTAL clear. No clarification was needed. I
    started with a succinct question, then proceded to state the genera
    goal

    Anybody with half a brain cell could see that the aim was not about th
    functionality of scanning to PDF, but rather to find the option to sca
    to multiple files

    How could Irene have put it more clearly? All the information wa
    there

    After reading Ilene's surprisingly gracious response, you the
    continued to labor on a point that was subsequently PERFECTLY clarifie
    as being irrelevant by Ilene's response. (A shame you didn't twig afte
    the first post let alone the subsequent one.

    And your parting shot

    Firstly, you use "quotation marks" as if to say this software is not
    product - well, it IS a product. A product isn't just something you sel
    in the shops

    Secondly, you incorrectly state that Windows Fax and Scan was not mean
    to replace the functions of any scanner's software. Excuse me? That i
    precisely what it does, and what it was designed for

    The reason I hit this page was thanks to Google; I was having the sam
    problem, and no the 'Help' pages, that is to say the product help page
    that accompany the Windows Fax and Scan product, did NOT answer thi
    query

    I've never read such a horrible, incoherent, dismissive, and factuall
    incorrect set of responses as yours. You should be utterly ashamed o
    yourself. Call yourself an MVP, how odious
     
    hazymat, Mar 31, 2008
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  10. You failed to quote any of this now outdated thread, so I have no idea what
    you're talking about. But thanks for your thoughts. You are most certainly
    incorrect to suggest that WFS was intended to replace the software each
    scanner vendor supplies for creating documents from its scanners. A specific
    vendor's third party software will and should be better suited to those
    tasks than a generic OS utility.
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Mar 31, 2008
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    bjr Guest

    Russ has been a positive supporter of these news groups for some time
    and the comments on Ilene's problem (not described in his post) by
    hazymat were inappropriate.
    In my 45 years in the computing business, 99% of the user problems I
    have seen are either self inflicted or the result of basic lack of
    common sense. The old saying applies- it's tough to soar like an eagle
    when you work with (or help out)a bunch of turkeys. I would classify
    hazymat as a member of the turkey group.
     
    bjr, Apr 1, 2008
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  12. With all due respect, you all suck. Vista Scan and Fax is broken, and
    instead of responding to this nice lady's question you misinterpreted it
    and gave snide responses.
     
    germanchiwawa, Jul 8, 2008
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    Chalk_Eater

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    Possible Solution

    I also had this problem and there was no easy solution to be found.
    But I found a makeshift solution.

    If you need to scan in multiple docs but the 'Preview or scan as separate images' is greyed out, do this:

    For the computer savy:
    The files are being saved as separate images you just have to get the folder. On my computer it's called Scanned Documents

    For the not so computer savy:
    1.) Scan your files
    2.) Click on the windows start button and find a folder called Scanned Documents by typing in the words Scanned Documents in the search box
    3.) A folder should appear, the files you just scanned should be the last in the list. So I just scanned 4 docs and they showed up as 80,81,82,83

    Now you can just grab the docs and move them to another folder and rename them.
    Hope this helps someone.


    p.s. Hazymat you were completely right. Thanks for standing up and saying something.
     
    Chalk_Eater, Nov 15, 2013
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    Stefan

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    Real old thread revival. But since it was the first result to a Google search when I had the same issue, I though I'd drop what I found here.
    If the "Preview or scan images as separate files" option is greyed out, it means your printer/driver doesn't support the function.
    My Canon flatbed does, but my HP multifunction does not. Thank goodness I didn't throw out the old Canon when I purchased the HP!
     
    Stefan, Jun 8, 2017
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